Meal Requirements

Time and places

To be reimbursed, meals must be served at the approved site (your home) and during the hours and days agreed upon in the program application (FDCH Application). Picnics (off-site meals) must be pre-approved through the office. The different meal types are expected to be served within the approximate times shown below.

1 thru 12 years of age

Crediting Foods in CACFP

Child Meal Pattern

Food List


Infant Meal Pattern

Cycle Menu - Infant

Feeding Guide

At least two hours must lapse between beginning times of meals or snacks for the same group of children. The FDCH application must be updated when a provider finds it necessary to change meal service times.